When the bone and tissue that surround the teeth are damaged or destroyed from periodontal disease, pockets can develop leaving room for bacteria and plaque to form under the gum line.
If left untreated, bone and tissue loss around the teeth can occur, often in an uneven fashion. Tooth loss may also be imminent.
Osseous surgery is used to eliminate gum pockets through removal of the infected gum tissue and diseased bone. The bone is then reshaped into a more natural shape and given time to heal. Once healing is complete, the end result helps combat periodontal disease, improves ease of further maintenance, and creates a healthier environment for the teeth and gum tissue.